Who are we?
The H.O.M.E Residents’ Association (RA) exists for the benefit of the residents in:
Elgin Road and Ashburton Road/Gardens/Close.
We aim to preserve, conserve and improve the environment in H.O.M.E roads as well as in outlying areas that have an effect on our area.
Our Success Story
In 2004 there was a planning application to demolish an old Victorian house in Havelock Road and to build a block of 12 flats, boundary to boundary and stretching half the way down the garden, on the site. Many residents objected to the application and this led directly to the creation of H.O.M.E RA.
On 31st March 2008, our roads were designated part of the East India Conservation Area - as a result of objections to a planning application at 40-42 Elgin Road.
Everyone who lives in H.O.M.E roads is automatically a member of the RA. The RA committee meet six times a year and distribute newsletters to keep residents up to date with its activities and to invite them to social events.
Traffic matters July 2021
After 5 years of ongoing talks with the Council, no material changes have been made to improve the traffic volume on our roads and the associated risks; we have been assured of both short-term mitigations and longer term projects to alleviate traffic flow across the broader area. Neither have materialised...
H.O.M.E has its own Facebook group! Click on the image below and Join Group or visit facebook.com/groups/homera
A low traffic environment
Since the changes in 2017 to the traffic flow in our neighbouring roads, H.O.M.E roads have suffered from increased traffic and a group of residents have worked hard in getting the Council to take action to make our roads less busy, noisy and polluted. For the latest information please click here.
Meanwhile while COVID-19 may make public transport less attractive we are looking for schemes which are possible and which would promote our well being and bring back the previous low traffic environment.
Join The Cleanup Gang
Every odd month, (Jan, March, May etc)
on the fourth Sunday, 11am to 1pm.
Meet outside #4 Wavell Court, Elgin Road, (opposite Elgin Nursery).
Thank you to Tim for organising these events, the equipment from the council and for the tea afterwards.
Any questions contact Tim on 07528 570 058.
Suspended during the pandemic.
On some weekend days* starting with Saturday 21st June Elgin Road will be closed to traffic from 2pm to 4pm and will become our Exercise Street.
For more info and photos from this and other H.O.M.E events click here.
The future dates will be advertised on Facebook Elgin Road Marvels here.
You can find more details in the promotional flyer here.
*We may switch the event to Saturday/Sunday if rain threatens. You will find updates on the Elgin Road Facebook group here.